Fonds GB 0210 MSANWYL - Sir Edward Anwyl manuscripts

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Sir Edward Anwyl manuscripts


  • 1815-[1910x1914] (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

85 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Sir Edward Anwyl (1866-1914) was Professor of Welsh and Comparative Philology at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Chairman of the Central Welsh Board for Intermediate Education. He was also appointed the first principal of the Monmouthshire Training College, Caerleon, in November 1913, but died before he could assume the position.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Source unknown.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Notebooks and papers, 1815-[1910x1914], of or belonging to Sir Edward Anwyl, mainly comprising notes of Celtic, Classical, Biblical, theological and historical or archaeological interest, together with literary, linguistic and grammatical material.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW reference numbers: NLW MSS 2421-2505.

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • Arabic
  • Breton
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Old Provençal
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit
  • Spanish
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh, Latin, Greek, French, Irish, Arabic, Rumanian, Italian, Provenҫal, Spanish, Portuguese, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Russian, Breton, Cornish, German.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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Related units of description

See also NLW, Anwyl Family Papers.

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Formerly known as Anwyl 1-85.


Title based on contents of fonds.

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Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2005 and September 2009.


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans.

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  • Text: Anwyl Manuscripts.